A festival celebrating a historical and traditional profession is bringing a taste of France to west Dorset later this month.

The Onion Johnnies will be making the journey from Roscoff in France to Bridport for the third Onion Jack Festival.

The event, which celebrates the travelling door-to-door Breton onion sellers, will descend on the town and West Bay for a weekend of onions, performance and music from October 18 to 20.

The onions and sellers will arrive by sailing boats to West Bay Harbour - Weymouth if the weather is bad - just before the weekend celebrations.

On the Friday, from 6pm, bands and street performers will put on a show in a marquee on Fisherman’s Green, outside The Salt House in West Bay, with a crepe stall, bar and onions all available throughout the evening.

On Saturday morning, bands will perform in Bucky Doo Square and from 3pm there will be more celebrations, food and drink in the marquee at West Bay. This will continue on the Sunday from 10am to 7pm.

The festival carries on from an event in Roscoff in May, which also celebrated the French Onion sellers.

The tour, led by the Onion Jack Association, aims to celebrate the pink Roscoff onion and Onion Johnnies, the old door-to-door travelling onion sellers.

They first arrived around 200 years ago after Breton traders first realised the benefits of exporting their produce across the Channel.

The sight of a beret-wearing Frenchman wearing a striped jumper and weighed down by strings of onions as he cycled from house to house was a common sight in the UK, until the trade almost died out in the 1970s.

The event first came in 2015, then again in 2017.